PRAN, one of the largest agro-processors in the country, is going to procure 20,000 tonnes of tomatoes to manufacture sauce, ketchup, tomato paste and other food items.
To meet up the target, the agro processor has started tomato collection from the farmers and pulping activities this season, said a press release.
Besides PRAN will collect tomatoes through PRAN Agro Limited factory in Natore from next week.
Sarowar Hossain, General Manager of Barind Industrial Park said, “We are collecting tomatoes from Rajshahi, Natore, Chapai Nawabganj, Dinajpur, Pabna and Naogaon districts.”
Presently, PRAN exports its sauce and ketchup to many countries including Malaysia, UAE, USA, Italy and Sweden.